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    Nice sticky

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    I have lady datejust 69173, I can't seem find this model number anymore. Is the number phase out over time

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    Default Can I confirm how to determine 2006 production please

    If D series production spans between 2005 and 2006, is there any additional way to determine what specific year a particular piece is from? I'm looking specifically for a 2006 production so would be helpful to know. Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by paithorn View Post
    Year Series
    1987 / 1988 R
    1988 / 1989 L
    1989 / 1990 L
    1990 / 1991 E
    1991 / 1992 X/N (from Nov.)
    1992 / 1993 C
    1993 / 1994 S
    1994 / 1995 W
    1995 / 1996 W
    1996 / 1997 T
    1997 / 1998 U (from Aug.)
    1998 / 1999 A (from Nov.)
    1999 / 2000 A
    2000 / 2001 P (from Jan.)
    2001 / 2002 K (from Sept.)
    2002 / 2003 Y (from Sept.)
    2003 / 2004 F (from Sept.)
    2004 / 2005 F
    2005 / 2006 D (from Apr.)
    2006 / 2007 Z (from May)

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    Hi, am very new to Rolex watches.
    I googled for information on serial number and realized that since 2011 they have been using random serial numbers.
    How do we determine which year the of production is for newer watches that are produced after 2011? Especially those without cert or receipt.
    Thank you.

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    with random serial numbers it is almost near impossible to know which year the watch is being produced without warranty card and/or watch receipt.

    one possibility is to go rolex service centre and send in for watch service and ask them if they can advise you. however it is not guaranteed that they will let you know.

    as such, if i were to buy a preown piece, it must come with warranty card with date stamp, this is because if hand written, it can mean it is post dated. with date stamp, it is not likely to be post dated as once a rolex watch leaves any AD in the world, the AD is to swipe the card to mark the start date of the watch warranty.

    Quote Originally Posted by peckhs View Post
    Hi, am very new to Rolex watches.
    I googled for information on serial number and realized that since 2011 they have been using random serial numbers.
    How do we determine which year the of production is for newer watches that are produced after 2011? Especially those without cert or receipt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by triton View Post
    with random serial numbers it is almost near impossible to know which year the watch is being produced without warranty card and/or watch receipt.

    one possibility is to go rolex service centre and send in for watch service and ask them if they can advise you. however it is not guaranteed that they will let you know.

    as such, if i were to buy a preown piece, it must come with warranty card with date stamp, this is because if hand written, it can mean it is post dated. with date stamp, it is not likely to be post dated as once a rolex watch leaves any AD in the world, the AD is to swipe the card to mark the start date of the watch warranty.
    Thank you Triton. So the warranty card is very important.

    Quote Originally Posted by Darkangel View Post
    I just realised it...maybe some of you guys know. It maybe old stuff for some of you guys,but it's new to me and some others.The last number of any Rolex model number will depend on the material used for the watch. Here's what I got so far. Hope it helps!

    0- Chronometer in SS(Full)
    1- Chronometer in SS and Pink Gold
    2- Chronometer in SS and Platinum
    3- Chronometer in SS and Yellow Gold
    4- Chronometer in SS and White Gold Bezel
    5- Chronometer in Pink Gold
    6- Chornometer in Platinum
    7- ??
    8- Chronometer in Yellow Gold,and Tridor model
    9- Chronometer in White Gold

    Cheers!
    Quote Originally Posted by taxico View Post
    First three digits (more on four digit later) denotes model for traditional Rolex models:

    140 = Oyster Perpetual Air King and Submariner
    142 = Oyster Perpetual Chronometer 34mm and Explorer
    152 = Oyster Perpetual Date - Mens 34 mm
    162 = Oyster Perpetual DateJust – Mens 36mm
    165 = Explorer II
    166 = Submariner – SeaDweller – Yachtmaster 40mm
    167 = GMT Master II
    189 = Oyster Perpetual Special Edition
    165 Cosmograph Daytona
    182 Oyster Perpetual Day-Date
    183 Oyster Perpetual Day-Date Serti (With Diamonds)

    The newer Rolex models have an extra 1 preceding the model number.

    Daytona 1165, Day Dates 1182/1183... etc. Exceptions apply.

    The next digit is the bezel code. Professional watches are excluded from this list.

    0 = Smooth/Domed
    1 = Engine Turned
    2 = Engraved
    3 = Fluted
    4 = Bark
    5 = Pyramid (No longer used)
    6 = Turn-O-Graph
    7 = Various
    8 = Special
    9 = Open

    The next (final) digit is the metal code.

    0 = Stainless Steel
    1 = Yellow plated gold (Tudor)
    2 = Stainless steel and Platinum
    3 = Stainless Steel and 18k Yellow gold (Yellow Rolesor)
    4 = Stainless Steel and 18k White gold (White Rolesor)
    5 = Gold Shell (No Longer Used)
    6 = Platinum
    7 = 14k Yellow gold (No Longer Used)
    8 = 18k Yellow gold
    9 = 18k White gold
    DD BIC = Bi-Color 18k Yellow and White gold combo
    DD TRIDOR = 18k Yellow, White and Rose gold
    1 162 3 1

    That's the datejust model I have.

    So ...
    1 = doesn't have meaning i think
    162 = Oyster Perpetual DateJust – Mens 36mm
    3 = Fluted

    according to darkangelthe last digit :-
    1- Chronometer in SS and Pink Gold

    which is what I have...

    So Paithorn's and taxico's last digit reference is not correct??

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    to me it is,

    cause it is like the watch ID


    • serial number
    • where the watch was sold
    • which AD sold it
    • when it was sold aka how old is the watch


    this is especially more so to know how old is the watch considering that with random serial, it is not possible to know when the watch was produced/sold

    Quote Originally Posted by peckhs View Post
    Thank you Triton. So the warranty card is very important.
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